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An Iditarod musher poses with two dogs wearing yellow flowers.

Iditapod: A familiar champ for a unique Iditarod

Dallas Seavey has won the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, tying Rick Swenson's five first-place finishes for the most ever. Will he be back next year to vie for a sixth? That is the question... Also, a sleepless but not tired Alaska Public Media reporter Tegan Hanlon fills us in on the scene at the finish, including interviews with Seavey and Aaron Burmeister, who took second.
An Iditarod musher poses with two dogs wearing yellow flowers.

‘I’ve dreamed about this my whole life’: Dallas Seavey wins record-tying 5th Iditarod

This is Seavey’s fifth Iditarod win, tying him with Rick Swenson for the most Iditarod victories ever. Swenson has held the record alone since 1991.

Dallas Seavey widens lead on way to Iditarod finish

Just an hour separates mushers Dallas Seavey and Aaron Burmeister, with less than 70 miles to the finish line.
An Alaska Native man in a black jacket

State files action to take Native allotment to build road in Bethel

The Alaska Department of Transportation wants to pave a road that passes through a Native allotment owned by three Polk brothers.
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Alaska’s pandemic housing boom driven by interest rates, tight inventory and shifting attitudes

The housing market’s upswing doesn’t account for thousands of Alaskans who are struggling to make ends meet.

Court case on King Cove road continues; Biden administration road policy to be determined

The Biden administration is continuing, at least for now, to defend a land swap to allow a road in the Izembek Refuge.
A sled dog team races on a snowy trail with a plane and mountains in the background.

Iditapod: Slip slidin’ away

We rejoin the Iditarod something like 48 hours in, and, on what sounds like a hard and fast trail, mushers are pacing themselves for the shorter 850-mile race. There've been a total of three scratches so far, none bigger than Aliy Zirkle, who suffered a concussion and upper body injury in the Dalzell Gorge and had to be flown out of Rohn by helicopter. Also, we catch up with our pal Zachariah Hughes in McGrath.
a vial of covid-19 vaccine

Alaska will be first in U.S. to offer COVID-19 vaccines to all adults

Alaska will become the first state in the country to open COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 16 and older, officials announced Tuesday, capping a swift rollout of the shots that’s capitalized on tens of thousands of extra doses shipped to and administered by tribal health care providers.
A musher waives to the crowd.

Musher Aliy Zirkle is injured on Iditarod trail, flown to Anchorage for care

Aliy Zirkle's race ended Monday night after she crashed on her way into the remote Rohn checkpoint. Race officials say she suffered a concussion and other injuries.
An Iditarod musher gives someone a high-five.

COVID-19 testing, face masks and a smaller crowd: An Iditarod like no other gets underway

Race officials put tight restrictions on who could be near the Iditarod starting line on Sunday, as part of their COVID-19 mitigation plan, leading to a much smaller crowd.
A yellowy creek flows into a gray one as seen froom above

Tribes, fishermen decry Alaska and B.C. decision to end transboundary monitoring

The U.S. and Canada say that with the completion of a 2-year report on stream monitoring, the work of the landmark commission is done. Tribes and fishing groups disagree.
A man with tatooed arms gets a vaccine while giving a shaka symbol

Anchorage Pacific Islander community brings COVID-19 vaccines to church

A Tuesday vaccine clinic brought 80 vaccines to a Samoan church in Airport Heights, where food and music made for a unique atmosphere.

Where are they now? The 100 Stone Project | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/CvbI0WObZOE Five years ago, INDIE ALASKA featured Sarah Davie's 100 Stone project, a massive sculpture installation in...

LISTEN: Katie Hurley remembered for charisma, energy and love for Alaska

Hurley was a longtime assistant to territorial Governor Ernest Gruening, the chief clerk at the Alaska Constitutional Convention, and, later, a state legislator, among many other roles.
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Trident reopens Akutan processing plant after month-long COVID-19 closure

Nearly half of Trident's 700-person workforce ultimately tested positive for the virus, company officials said Monday.
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Dallas Seavey returns to Iditarod after mysterious scandal rocked his mushing career

This year marks Dallas Seavey’s 12th Iditarod. But it’s the four-time Iditarod champion's first since a dog-doping whodunit turned his mushing career upside down four years ago.

Buddies Richie Diehl and Pete Kaiser lead local mushers’ domination of Kusko 300

For two best friends from the Y-K region, a one-two finish in the Kuskokwim 300 was especially sweet this year. Richie Diehl beat Pete Kaiser to Bethel by 43 minutes for his first ever K300 win.
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Scientists team up to make Alaska a leader in the hunt for new COVID-19 strains

Alaska's health department has pulled together a group of researchers from the state's public health labs and its university system in hopes of speeding up and expanding its search for more contagious strains of COVID-19.
A woman in a purple jacket stares into the distance

Change the law to make prosecution for rape more possible in Nome and across Alaska, experts say

Advocates say the way the 1982 Alaska statute on sexual assault is written places an impossibly high burden on women to prove they were assaulted.

LISTEN: After a tumultuous 2020, what priorities do Black Alaskans have looking ahead?

How do Black Alaskans see the current issues facing our society and what do they want in policy and social change for greater equity in the future?